Memorial to Sir Joseph Bazalgette
George Blackall Simonds
Bronze bust in decorative stone setting
This is one of the memorials set at regular intervals into the wall of the Thames Embankment in London, along with (for example) Frampton's for the journalist W. T. Stead. Compared to the fine statue of Brunel near Temple by Marochetti/Shaw, this tribute to the man responsible for the Embankment is not very striking, partly because of its location: it is in the shadow of the new Golden Jubilee bridges.
Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee 2007
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